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Doctor insights on: Hirschsprungs Disease And Autism

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How can kawasaki's disease lead to autism symptoms?

How can  kawasaki's disease lead to autism symptoms?

No known connection: I know of no evidence that kawasaki's can lead to autism. I have treated hundreds of patients with kawasaki, and none have developed autism. ...Read more

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism (Definition)

Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder affecting three areas: abnormal socialization, communication, and restricted interests with repetitive patterns of behavior. It is usually detected in the first two years of life. Cause is unknown but strong evidence points to an interplay between genetic and environmental factors. Patients with autism may display significant delays in certain developmental areas while having normal or superior strengths in other developmental or learning domains. The severity of the disorder is highly variable ...Read more


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Please explain what are the causes of autism and how to heal the disease?

Please explain what are the causes of autism and how to heal the disease?

Multiple causes: Most often these are individuals with a genetically based vulnerability, and inadequate biological screeening out of dietary and environmental toxins and deficiecies lead to abn in information processing and if unrecognized the indiv copig strategies lead to behavioral problems. Is need good accurate dx, then support to address information processig pbms, and diet nutritional change and support. ...Read more

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Wedo not know how to cure autism, but how do they help lessen the disease?

Therapies: Therapies such as aba (applied behavior analysis), speech therapy, occupational therapy, and physical therapy are some of the therapies which have been shown to help some of the weaknesses associated with autism. ...Read more

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I was tested for autism and it came negative- what is the other disease that is similar?

Depends: Without knowing the age of the individual tested and the name of the test used it is hard to say. " autism tests" assess the presence or absence of certain skills and behaviors. These include language, social interaction, sensory issues and sterotypical movements. At younger ages autism spectrum disorders may appear similar to other neurodevelopmental disordeers. Ask provider for clarification. ...Read more

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It seems everyone has add or autism. What happened to all the other disorders and diseases?

It seems everyone has add or autism.  What happened to all the other disorders and diseases?

Publicity: Some conditions catch the media and public eye receiving an inordinate amount of attention.That is case with autism and add. Not that they are not significant problems. The other conditions are still there and just as important. ...Read more

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Is autism associated with celiac disease?

Is autism associated with celiac disease?

No: Autism is a complex neurobiological inherited disorder that is worsened by environmental toxins. Celiac disease is a digestive disorder that prevents absorption of gluten from the diet. There is no scientific evidence the two are related. Years ago, there was a flurry of thinking that malabsorption of gluten could lead to or worsen autism. This has been disproven. ...Read more

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Is autism spectrum disorder an actual disease or just a name of a bunch of disorders?

Is autism spectrum disorder an actual disease or just a name of a bunch of disorders?

Really Both are true: It is called spectrum just because how a person can present can vary greatly. Some cases are mild, some are severe, and the lines are very blurry to tell where one type ends and another begins. Impairments of social functioning is the key hallmark of the ASD spectrum, and some have other issues like communication, speech, learning disabilities, sound or visual sensitivities. ...Read more

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Help please! is autism spectrum disorder an actual disease or just a name of a group of disorders?

Group: This is a collection of different issues based on abnormal intellectual, communication or developmentall problems. It includes autism, asperger syndrome and pervasive developmental delay not otherwise defined.The classification is a needs based one rather than on origin.Classification allows schools and therapists to get appproval for the special therapy they require. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if that autism spectrum disorder is a disease to be cured and done away with or a different way of?

Can you tell me if that autism spectrum disorder is a disease to be cured and done away with or a different way of?

Not cured: But recovery is possible. It matters greatly what the symptoms are and how the person learns to adapt. Watch the hbo movie "temple grandin" to see her story about how she learned to function in society. Many different treatments work for some people and not for others. Every patient with ASD is unique their treatment should be individualized. ...Read more

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism Spectrum Disorder (Definition)

Autism spectrum disorder, also called pervasive developmental disorder (PDD), is a type of condition that includes life-long impairment in the ability to communicate and to have normal social interactions. These include ...Read more